Animal Logic's Bruce Carter and Leoni Willis cross the Tasman to join Toybox in New Zealand

Leoni Willis and Bruce Carter-new.jpgAnimal Logic's Bruce Carter and Leoni Willis have move to Auckland based animation, VFX & post company Toybox.

At Animal Logic Carter was Creative Director and former Head of Film and TVC Visual Effects and Willis was a leading VFX Artist Leoni Willis was Senior VFX Supervisor and Lead Compositor in TVC. She returns to Auckland after 15 years at Animal Logic.
Carter has worked alongside a number of international award-winning directors, producers, film studios, production companies and advertising agencies throughout the world and led diverse, multi-disciplined teams producing work across a range of award winning projects. Film and television credits include '300' by Zack Snyder, Oliver Stone's 'World Trade Centre', Verizon 'Mercy' and Comcast 'Rabbit' by Noam Murro.

Most recently he has been focussed on the development of feature film, television and new media projects as part of Animal Logic's development group.

In his new role Bruce will lead the Toybox team to build creative opportunities and strategic relationships across the television, film and entertainment industries.

Says Carter: "The media world is shape changing almost daily, with the lines between design, art, fashion, advertising, games and film being blurred and distorted in all kinds of exciting ways. New Zealand is known for innovative talent and Toybox is no exception. With an amazing core group of artists and advanced technical infrastructure, Toybox offers end to end creative solutions across all media. The opportunity to return to New Zealand and work with the Toybox team was too good to pass up"

Willis has supervised and composited many high profile, award winning projects. With a background in design, she brings a wealth of ideas, creativity and knowledge, which are ever present in her speedy compositing skills. Her credits include work with directors Baz Lurhman, Alex Proyas, Noam Murro, Steve Rogers, Bruce Hunt, Graeme Burfoot, Steve Ayson - to name just a few.

Says Willis: "I'm looking forward to working with Bruce and the team at Toybox. Colourist Pete Ritchie and Animation director Andrew Newland are leaders in their fields and I'm confident that through sharing ideas and expertise we'll be able to create some great work together."

Says Nanette Miles of Toybox: "We are really thrilled about Bruce and Leoni coming on board. Leoni' s strong ability to collaborate with directors throughout a project, from initial pre- production to on-set VFX supervision, and work closely with our 3D department, will further strengthen our team. Bruce has a terrific reputation and his experience and commitment to creative excellence will ensure a strong creative culture at Toybox."


Anon said:

Toybox, you have the dream team! Congratulations!

Mr Bean said:

Those two are a creative powerhouse of excellence. Not many people have their experience and scope. Nice one!

Huge Fan said:

Congrats to you both.

They work well together and will make an amazing contribution to Toybox, just as they did at Animal Logic.

Good Times said:

The band is back together! Nice one Toybox - you're onto a good thing here.

Col said:

Nice one Pony! You and Bruce are going to smash it!

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